Reason with Karl

Rüsselsheim, December 3, 2014

From the summer of 2015 Opel also has three small cars. In addition to the heartthrob Adam and the objective of the new Corsa Karl reaching out to cool calculator with increased space requirements. The new 3.68-meter-long introduction to the Opel - world, " especially mad reasonable." That says Opel itself. The Karl stands on the platform of the next Chevrolet Spark ( which is indeed no longer offered in Germany ) and is generally interpreted as a five-door hatchback with seating for up to five people. Charles will start at € 10,000 under. He is a good 2,000 euros under the best Corsa. The new Suzuki Celerio costs from 9,690 euros, a five-door VW Up is to have from 10,455 euros and the new Hyundai i10 comes to at least 9,950 euros.

Chic cockpit with IntelliLink system

Visually, the new Opel Karl hardly experiments. He seems far less extravagant than indicated by its unusual name. The front with the typical chrome grill clip looks a bit grim and reminiscent of the Corsa, from the back provides the Charles conventional small car fare. The similarity to the Suzuki Celerio may not be intentional, but it's hardly be argued away. Only the side view with three heavily worked out beads adheres immediately. Beating the Competition is likely to Charles cut in the interior. It is basic but spacious and high quality. In addition, Opel offers the IntelliLink infotainment system with seven-inch screen and smartphone connectivity.

New three-cylinder vacuum cleaners

Is powered Opel Karl to launch exclusively by a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder vacuum cleaner with 75 hp, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. For performance and fuel consumption, Opel not yet manifested. Whether the engine in terms of refinement approach those great new three-cylinder turbos from Adam and Corsa, we also have to wait and see. At least it would fit well with his character, because Opel describes the design of suspension and steering as comfortable.

How much Charles for 10,000 euros?

The standard equipment of Karl, there is little information. Only from a Hill Start Assistant is mentioned. The optional equipment features of the Karl include a lane departure warning system, a park pilot, cruise control with speed limiter, fog lights with cornering lights, a heated steering wheel, a glass sunroof and a city mode for power steering. At market launch in the summer of 2015, there will be ten different colors. In addition, the Karl rolls up to 16 inch rims. The starting price of under 10,000 euros sounds tempting, especially thanks to the 75 - hp engine. How much is left of it, if they are adding a few sensible equipment features remains to be seen. For further pricing of its new small car makes Opel date that is still not available. (sw)